I contacted DJ Sures about this subject and he suggested that I post a thread here.
My name is Jamie Young and with the help of EZ-Robot and some pointers from helpful members here I was able to build a Baby Dragon a few years ago. This has been my first venture in to animatronics as I normally just build static props.
I have been invited to a sci-fi convention later this year in WInnipeg Manitoba, they love my life size props and really love the baby dragon. The convention is a 7 hour drive both ways and I would have to rent a u-haul van. The organizers really want me to attend so they have offered me $200 to help with gas.
Last year I was invited to a more locally run convention (only 2 hours away) I took the dragon there but was unable to show it working because of laptop issues. I have recently exchanged my old EZ-board for the newer bluetooth version so that I can control it through my tablet (which works great).
I have taken the dragon along with several props to local schools over the past 3 years to help teach animatronics and building skills, I am regularly asked back (the teachers have just as much fun as the kids do). I have left the dragon un-skinned as I like people to see the workings and show how simple and easy it can be to make great looking things.
I am doing everything I can to raise money to be able to travel to the convention to display my builds. I have contacted all the companies from whom I get my supplies in the hopes of getting some form of sponsorships worked out and like I mentioned I have even contacted Mr Sures about this as well, as I would obviously be telling anyone interested in how the dragon was built all about EZ-Robot, and would be willing to hand out pamphlets or business cards and he is looking in to some things for me. He also mentioned that I should post here because some of the members may be able to give me some advice or help out in some way.
Thank you all for your time.